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Police monitor Katlehong power cut protests

Residents say they have been without power for close to two months.

Picture: freeimages.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say they are monitoring Katlehong on the East Rand, where protests have broken out over recurring power cuts.

Residents took to the streets on Thursday, claiming they have been without power for close to two months.

Some members of the public also demonstrated outside local Eskom offices.

Today officials say community members have barricaded roads and blocked local railway lines with rocks.

The police's Mega Ndowe says municipal officials were not able to resolve the issue.

"It is alleged that several meetings were held with Eskom local leadership, the MMC of water and energy and the councillors, but its looks like they don't reach the same understanding, which resulted that the community marched to the Eskom offices this week."